28Feb 19

Current Challenges to Global Trade

Lisbon, Portugal, • Portuguese and English

International conference to debate the future of global trade as we know it, gathering experts from different sectors and experiences to discuss a solution to the challenges trade faces nowadays.


The reform of the multilateral trade system is currently an absolute priority considering the emerging protectionist trends that threat small and medium sized economies, such as Portugal, and halt all the progress that globalization has brought.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organization, has been promoting global trade for the past 100 years so companies can collaborate with governaments on the definition of innovative paths towards a new era of trade policies, in order to better handle the current pressures that arise on global economy. We invite you to join us – and many other renowned speakers – on a celebration where we will seek to reflect and outline ideas and solutions to better deal with the current challenges that global trade face.


9.00hOpening remarks
9.15“Making business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”
9.45Roundtable I:

– Brexit consequences for international trade

– Protectionism: repercussions on global trade

– The role of organizations on global trade

– Customs in the new era of global trade

14.30Roundtable II:

– Tendencies in global shipping

– Rail and road: partners in the logistics supply chain management?

– Digital revolution: the revolution of industry 4.0 and the future of global trade

– Customs controls on the effectiveness of the logistics chain

17.30Closing remarks


John DentonICC
Bruno BoboneICC Portugal
Bernardo TrindadePortugal In for Brexit
António SaraivaConfederation of Portuguese Business
Helena BorgesLisbon Maritime Customs
Cláudia LouzadaCustom Broker Association
António Belmar da CostaAgepor
Rui d’OreyOrey, Horizon View
Carlos VasconcelosMedway
António Raposo de LimaIBM Portugal
Oliver PeltzerICC Custom and Trade Facilitation Commission
António Nabo MartinsAPAT
Ministry of the Sea of Portugal


On our website or by e-mail: geral@icc-portugal.com

Contact us

  • Sara Romano de Castro
  • Director

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